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Art: Presages at Iris Book Cafe

0 Comments · Monday, June 20, 2011
Gordon Smith's black and white aerial photographs, in his show at Iris Book Cafe and Gallery, could almost be handsome abstract compositions. It takes a second glance to recognize what they record: graceful arcs of roadway that abet devastation. Portraits of the people most affected, the dirt-poor, badly educated residents of the Appalachian Mountains whose tops are being removed, are also part of the exhibition.  

Hot Art History: Kaleidoscopes of the 21st Century

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 15, 2011
They’re not your Christmas stocking kaleidoscopes, the gorgeous instruments in Kaleidoscopes of the 21st Century at Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. Although they are works of art, mo  

Art: Alan Grizzell at The Betts House

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Artists can show us new ways to look at things or places we otherwise might not give a second glance. That's exactly what happens in the exhibition The Art of Alan Grizzell: Over-the-Rhine, now on view at The Betts House, Ohio's oldest brick house, in the Betts-Longworth Historic District Downtown. Grizzell, who has lived in OTR since graduating from the Art Academy in 2006, sees his neighborhood with a gentle eye.  

Art: Summerfair

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Get out your shorts and, if you're female, find that halter top. . .you'll want to welcome summer at Summerfair's 44th appearance, 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. More than 300 selected artists and crafts people from our region and across the country will have their wares on display.  

Art: SOS Art 2011

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The SOS art show, its name echoing Morse Code's distress signal, reminds us each year that peace and justice are always at risk. SOS Art 2011 opens a 10-day run from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with a focus that evening on visual art, a potluck reception and music by The Last Boppers. This is the ninth appearance of SOS Art, thoughtfully and tirelessly organized by Saad Ghosn.  

Five Thousand Years of Slavery

Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen, Tundra Books

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Forget comfortable assumptions about slavery as a terrible habit we’ve outgrown. Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen, in a crisp history of this ancient element of human life, let us know not only where slavery has been, but where it is today, in places you might not expect.  

Art: Fiber Arts

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In the crowded confines of Northside's NVISION, the most eclectic shop in the city's most eclectic neighborhood, the current special exhibition is a knockout. Iowa-based mixed-media artist Nancy Gamon makes fabric constructions that hang on the wall like pictures and invite you to imagine your own story lines for what's going on in them.  

Art: Positively Ninety

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 10, 2011
"I laughed and cried — what a wonderful group of stories!" says a note in the exhibition comments book for 'Positively Ninety' at the Sharonville Fine Arts Center, which run through May 21. Someone else writes, "A wonderful collection of interesting faces!" The faces belong to people who are 90 years old or more, going about their lives with zest and relish. Nonagenarians are sometimes overlooked, she feels.  

Remember the Nineties

Connie Springer photo show focuses on illuminating portraits of ninetysomethings

2 Comments · Monday, May 9, 2011
The faces belong to people who are 90 years old or more, going about their lives with zest and relish. Photographer Connie Springer's nonagenarian portraits were first shown at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center in January 2009. The exhibition has had an unexpected continuing existence.  

Art: Frank Duveneck Memorial Art Show

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Duveneck lives! Well, not quite, but the northern Kentucky artist who made an international name for himself more than 100 years ago is remembered at the 43rd Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show, noon-5 p.m. Sunday at George Rogers Clark Park in Covington.An innovator in his time, Frank Duveneck was also an inspired teacher, here and abroad, who would have been deeply pleased to be remembered by this juried show, with a total of $3,000 in awards.